Journal of Advanced Ceramics


niobates, conductivity, complex impedance, modulus


The polycrystalline sample of LiSr2Nb5O15 (LSN) was prepared by a high-temperature solid state reaction technique. The impedance parameters were studied using an impedance analyzer in a wide range of frequencies (102-106 Hz) at different temperatures (28-500 ℃). Nyquist plot reveals the presence of bulk effect only. The bulk resistance of the compound decreases with rise in temperature which shows the negative temperature coefficient of resistance (NTCR) like a semiconductor. The ac conductivity spectrum was found to obey Jonscher's universal power law. DC conductivity (bulk) with temperature demonstrates that the compound exhibits Arrhenius type of electrical conductivity and the activation energy found to be 0.97 eV.


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